The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed over 34, 560 kilograms of hard drugs including cannabis Sativa, 0.0554 Kg of Cocaine, 0.0734 Kg of Heroin, 0.003 Kg of Amphetamine, 68.984 Kg of Tramadol, 271.115 Kg of Codeine, 22.108 Kg of Diazepam and 16.605 Kg of other psychotropic substances in Ogun state.
This was disclosed by the NDLEA Chairman, retired Col. Muhammad Abdallah in a statement issued by the head of public affairs of the agency, Mr. Jonah Achema.
The statement revealed that the drug was destroyed by burning it at a dumpsite, Oke-Diya, Shagamu, Ogun under the watch of the general public with the combined efforts of Ogun command and Idiroko Borderland Special Area Command of NDLEA.
The NDLEA boss reportedly said that the vulnerability of Ogun to drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking was understandable in the light of its “gate-way status” with relatively porous land borders.
He added that violent extremism, social deviance, mental disorders, upsurge in crime, corruption, destruction of individuals, erosion of societal values, undermining of national security, economic distortion and premature death were some obvious consequences of drug use in the society.